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Trick Water Ski Team to Perform at Clover Island This Weekend

With the 2015 Water Follies under our belt here's the next big thing...

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Closeup underwater view of sockeye salmon school spawning
Closeup underwater view of sockeye salmon school spawning
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Returning Columbia River Salmon in Extreme Distress – Here’s Why

According to several reports the sockeye salmon returning to the Columbia River are dying en mass. Biologist say fish are dying off to the tune of possibly 250,000 of the projected 500,000 returning sockeye. The cause...

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(Photo Credit:Mikael Damkier)
(Photo Credit:Mikael Damkier)
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Girl Killed By Jumping Sturgeon – Could This Happen on The Columbia River?

I spotted a crazy and very sad story over the weekend where a 5 year old was killed by a huge sturgeon that jumped in her boat in the Suwannee River in Florida...

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11 Foot Jurassic Monster Caught In The Columbia River

Spotted this story on my Facebook feed and could not believe my eyes...11 foot sturgeon caught over the weekend at the Hanford Reach...

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(Photo KNDU)
(Photo KNDU)
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Coroner Needs Help Identifying Body Found In River

The Franklin County Coroner needs your help identifying a man whose body was found in the Columbia River near Two Rivers Park in Finley on Saturday.

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BartekSzewczyk
BartekSzewczyk
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Best Places to Swim in the River

I see a lot of people swimming next to the boat ramps in Columbia Park and Howard Amon, but those places are kind of gross. Here are the four best family beaches for swimming in the river:

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moodboard
moodboard
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Local Man Beats Feds Over Columbia River Island Access

Bradley Miltenberger of Echo, Oregon, (below Hermiston) drove up to Yakima three times to attend federal court and fight a $125 ticket. His gas and food probably cost more than that, but it was the principle of the thing. And he won.

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Watch My Epic Battle With A Columbia River Wild Chinook Salmon

I went out salmon fishing last night on the Columbia River. 2014 is turning out to be a record run of fall salmon. We literally launched the boat I dropped my bait in the water and had a Coho Salmon on my line within 5 minutes and being that is was so fast we didn't have time to video that one, but still landed a 15lb fish. The real fun happened later...

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Maegan Murray
Maegan Murray
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Do You Swim in the Columbia River? [POLL]

We had a boat race party this last weekend and everybody was in the river -- well, almost everybody. Those that weren't kept saying, "I can't believe they're swimming in that river! I'd NEVER swim in that river!" What about you?

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Boating on the Columbia River Pet Peeves [VIDEO]

We recently purchased a boat and have been getting out on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Having a great time I might add, however a few pet peeves of mine. Like at the boat launch don't let your kids/pets swim where boats are launching. 1st of all it's not safe and it is a major pain for the boater to try to avoid your kids/pets. There I said it!

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pniessen
pniessen
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2014 Salmon Run Is Record Setting! — Daily Catch Limits Increased

This year's salmon run has been so successful the government will now allow you to keep more of what you catch!

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Last Weekend to Cruise the Columbia on the Sternwheeler

Set sail on an authentic 499 passenger sternwheeler boat for lunch or dinner or a tour of the snake river locks.

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